CITY POINT, VA., February 20, 1865-10 a . m.
(Received 10. 10 a.m.)
Major-General HALLECK, Washington:
Has General Meagher been dismissed? If he has not, I think it will be well to relieve him from duty. Brigadier General Hugh Ewing now on his way to Washington, might be ordered to take his place.
U. S. GRANT,
WASHINGTON, D. C., February 20, 1865-11 a.m.
Lieutenant-General GRANT, City Point:
The President has not acted on Meagher. The Secretary of War thinks you had better order General Schofield to relieve and send him home.
H. W. HALLECK,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Savannah, Ga., February 20, 1865.
His Excellency R. E. FENTON,
Governor of the State of New York:
GOVERNOR: In the absence of the major-general commanding in the filed, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt at these headquarters of the joint resolutions passed by the senate and assembly of the State of New York, commendatory of the conduct and service of the general and the officers and men under his command. * The resolutions and letter of transmittal will be forwarded to the general as soon as communication is opened to him.
I have the honor to be, Your Excellency's most obedient servant,
R. M. SAWYER,
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,
In the Field, February 20, 1865-8 p.m.
Major General W. T. SHERMAN,
Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi:
GENERAL: The command moved in good order to Muddy Springs. On our arrival at that point I found a scarcity of water and moved on about two miles and a half north of the Muddy Springs and the command (Fifteenth Army Corps) is now in camp here. My headquarters are near the crossing of the Winnsborough and upper Camden
*See Vol. XLIV, p. 18.